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The Low-Income Solar Energy Act would expand an existing program and create new ones to make solar energy more affordable for low-income Americans. 

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In this July 6, 2015 file photo, a fan is helped after being hit by a foul ball during the ninth inning of a baseball game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Atlanta Braves in Milwaukee. (AP Photo / Morry Gash, File)

Illinois’ two senators continued their pressure campaign on Major League Baseball to be more proactive about fan safety at ballparks, urging greater transparency about how often and how seriously fans are hurt by foul balls.

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Tens of billions of gallons of untreated sewage and stormwater runoff end up in the Great Lakes each year, polluting the water and prompting beach closings and swimming advisories. How new legislation aims to help.

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After reports of a dangerous gas being emitted from several suburban industrial sites, U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth and other lawmakers have introduced a bill that would force the EPA to more quickly disclose similar public health risks. 

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Piles of coal ash after a 2008 spill at the Kingston Fossil Plant in Tennessee. (Brian Stansberry / Wikimedia Commons)

A group of U.S. senators are trying to preserve regulations for the disposal of coal ash generated by coal-burning power plants, a mixture that can pollute drinking water if disposed of improperly. 

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U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth says President Donald Trump is not behaving as the commander in chief of the United States military should and is ceding too much power to military commanders.

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U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth is joining several other members of the Senate and House in a lawsuit to compel President Trump to obey the Constitution's emoluments clause.

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President Trump is out with what he's calling a "budget blueprint to make America great again." What would it mean for Illinois?

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Despite a shaky confirmation hearing and significant pushback from the public, Republican donor and school choice advocate Betsy DeVos has been confirmed as the new U.S. Secretary of Education.  

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“Tonight, we showed a campaign that respects voters and is focused on practical solutions rather than shopworn slogans can be successful,” Duckworth said during her victory speech.

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Tammy Duckworth hopes to lead the Democratic Party back to the majority in the U.S. Senate. Carol Marin goes one-on-one with the candidate.

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Illinois' U.S. Senate candidates, incumbent Republican Mark Kirk and Democrat Tammy Duckworth, square off in a debate for the first time. Why it may be their last.
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Trump makes a bold claim about Chicago violence. Mark Kirk says Tammy Duckworth is mocking stroke victims. CPS teachers threaten an October strike. And U.S. Cellular Field gets a new name. Those stories and more with Joel Weisman and guests.

U.S. Rep. Bob Dold, challenger Brad Schneider appear in separate forum

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Tammy Duckworth

Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, who is challenging U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk in the November election, will participate in the WTTW “Chicago Tonight” forum scheduled for Oct. 26.

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Illinois candidates for U.S. Senate Democrat Tammy Duckworth and Republican incumbent Mark Kirk won their respective primaries.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth and Republican Sen. Mark Kirk have each won their primaries, setting up possibly one of the most expensive and potentially contentious races for U.S. Senate in November.

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Andrea Zopp, left, and Napoleon Harris.

We meet two of the Democratic candidates vying to be the nominee for U.S. Senator.